University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee School of Education

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee School of Education
Type Public
Established 1951
Dean Carol Colbeck
Students 2,693
Postgraduates 735
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Campus University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee School of Education is an academic division of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. It offers five undergraduate major, five master's, and 12 doctoral programs. It also offers the only four-year interpreter training degree in Wisconsin.

The school was ranked 86th nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2011.[1]


The School of Education’s history is intertwined with the history of UWM. The school’s predecessor, Milwaukee Normal School, opened in 1885 to train teachers in downtown Milwaukee at 18th Street and Wells Avenue. In 1909, the Normal School moved to its new location, the Milwaukee Normal School Building (today’s Mitchell Hall on the UWM campus). The Normal School became Milwaukee State Teachers College, offering four-year degrees. In 1951, Milwaukee State Teachers College became Wisconsin State College (WSC), Milwaukee, with liberal arts degrees. WSC merged with UW Milwaukee Extension to form UWM.


  • Administrative Leadership
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education Outreach
  • Educational Policy and Community Studies

  • Educational Psychology
  • Exceptional Education
  • Urban Education Doctoral Program

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